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Stuart Weitzman is a leading luxury accessories brand that is synonymous with strength in femininity. Defined by an energetic, modern and bold attitude, SW is known for its unique approach to melding fashion, function and fit in every silhouette. The brand's focus on creating timeless, effortless shoes and handbags that are engineered to empower women with both confidence and comforthas resonated around the world, as SW is now available in all corners of the globe through an array of websites, boutiques and retail partners.
Stuart Weitzman is part of the Tapestry portfolio - a global house of brands powered by optimism, innovation and inclusivity.
Job Title: Sr. Manager, Visual Merchandising Production
The Stuart Weitzman Visual Merchandising team is seeking a skilled Sr. Manager, VM Production to drive the 2D and 3D production and execution of regional creative requests for Stuart Weitzman stores. You will be a part of a dynamic, creative environment where you will interact with cross-functional partners to ensure that Stuart Weitzman's global environment standards are continuously elevated. The position reports directly to the Director of Global Visual Merchandising and Environments.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Execute the 3D window production and installations for Stuart Weitzman locations upon receiving strategic direction from the creative production team
Manage the 2D graphic production for Stuart Weitzman locations upon receiving hi-res files and guidelines from NY creative production team
Source and manage suppliers to produce and install seasonal windows and graphics, ensuring quality standards are exceeded
Oversee creative production to ensure quality standards and timing is met.
Manage and take responsibility for quotation requests, order placement, budget management, purchase ordering, scheduling, and invoice management
Work collaboratively with cross functional departments such as marketing, merchandising, retail operations, and logistics teams with regular meetings to discuss and review project lists to ensure initiatives have been acknowledged and VM support can be delivered
Oversee all installations and plan installation schedule in line with delivery and other VM activity
Skills and Abilities Required
Proficiency to read floor plans, CAD drawings with a demonstrated knowledge of materials and cutting edge production techniques
Ability to interface with corporate partners and outside vendors with strong communication skills and able to maintain good vendor relationships
Exceptional project management skills
Detail oriented, flexible and comfortable with multitasking
Strong initiative, ownership and accountability for business
Ability to react quickly with a strong sense of urgency
Education and Experience
BA or BS in Art/Design with a minimum of 5+ years' VM experience for fashion related brand
Experience in managing vendors and installation teams
Our Competencies for All Employees
Drive for Results: Can be counted on to exceed goals successfully; is constantly and consistently one of the top performers; very bottom-line oriented; steadfastly pushes self and others for results.
Customer Focus: Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; gets first-hand customer information and uses it for improvements in products and services; acts with customers in mind; establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect.
Creativity: Comes up with a lot of new and unique ideas; easily makes connections among previously unrelated notions; tends to be seen as original and value-added in brainstorming settings.
Interpersonal Savvy: Relates well to all kinds of people, up, down, and sideways, inside and outside the organization; builds appropriate rapport; builds constructive and effective relationships; uses diplomacy and tact; can diffuse even high-tension situations comfortably.
Learning on the Fly: Learns quickly when facing new problems; a relentless and versatile learner; open to change; analyzes both successes and failures for clues to improvement; experiments and will try anything to find solutions; enjoys the challenge of unfamiliar tasks; quickly grasps the essence and the underlying structure of anything.
Perseverance: Pursues everything with energy, drive, and a need to finish; seldom gives up before finishing, especially in the face of resistance or setbacks.
Dealing with Ambiguity: Can effectively cope with change; can shift gears comfortably; can decide and act without having the total picture; isn't upset when things are up in the air; doesn't have to finish things before moving on; can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty.
Our Competencies for All People Managers
Strategic Agility: Sees ahead clearly; can anticipate future consequences and trends accurately; has broad knowledge and perspective; is future oriented; can articulately paint credible pictures and visions of possibilities and likelihoods; can create competitive and breakthrough strategies and plans.
Building Effective Teams: Blends people into teams when needed; creates strong moraleand spirit in theirteam; shares wins and successes; fosters open dialogue; lets people finish and be responsible for their work; defines success in terms of the whole team; creates a feeling of belonging in the team.
Managerial Courage: Doesn't hold back anything that needs to be said; provides current, direct, complete, and "actionable" positive and corrective feedback to others; lets people know where they stand; faces up to people problems on any person or situation (not including direct reports) quickly and directly; is not afraid to take negative action when necessary.
Stuart Weitzman is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and we pride ourselves on hiring and developing the best people. All employment decisions (including recruitment, hiring, promotion, compensation, transfer, training, discipline and termination) are based on the applicant's or employee's qualifications as they relate to the requirements of the position under consideration. These decisions are made without regard to age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic characteristics, race, color, creed, religion, ethnicity, national origin, alienage, citizenship, disability, marital status, military status, pregnancy, or any other legally-recognized protected basis prohibited by applicable law. #LI-DC Visit Stuart Weitzman at www.stuartweitzman.com.